In this classic devotional, John Calvin urges readers to apply the Christian life in a balanced way to mind, heart, and hand. Rather than focusing on contemplative otherworldliness, the book stresses the importance of a devotedly active Christian life.
In style and spirit, this book is much like Augustine's Confessions, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, or Thomas à Kempis's Imitation of Christ. However, its intense practicality sets it apart, making it easily accessible for any reader seeking to carry out Christian values in everyday life. Chapter themes include obedience, self-denial, the significance of the cross, and how we should live our lives today.
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Even though it was written several hundred years ago, it is still applicable to our time. Human nature hasn't changed nor has God's remedy for our problems. This is a practical book, yet the mind must be fully engaged to appreciate its depths. It causes to one to wrestle with issues of the heart.
Not a fast read. This is one to take your time with.